Learn Uncountable Nouns for Bank & SSC Exams 2020-21

[su_heading size=”31″]Uncountable Nouns[/su_heading]

 

    •  Things we cannot count in numbers are called uncountable nouns. They may be any object which is too amorphous or small to count, or an abstract idea, qualities or feelings.

For example,

Sugar tea, water, air, rice, fear, love,

money, knowledge Beauty, anger,

Safety, evidence, research

 

    •  Since we cannot count these nouns, uncountable nouns cannot be used in plural form and articles a/an cannot be used with them.
    •      In order to express a quantity of an uncountable noun, we use a word or expression like some, a lot of, much, a bit of, a great deal of , or else use an exact measurement like a cup of, a bag of, 1kg of, 1L of, a handful of, a pinch of, an hour of, a day of, etc.

 

 

    •  Judge the following sentences-
      1.       There has been researches into the causes of this disease.
      2.       He gave me advices before my interview.
      3.       Can you give me some information about your job?
      4.       He did not have any sugars left.

 

Corrected statements-

      1.       There has been a lot of research into the causes of this disease.
      2.       He gave me a great deal of advice before my interview.
      3.       Can you give me some information about your job?
      4.       He did not have much sugar left.

 

    •  NOTE:

Certain nouns are countable in other languages but are uncountable in English language.

For example-

travel, trouble, weather, work, luggage, news, progress, traffic,

behavior, bread, furniture, information, accommodation, advice, baggage

 

    • On the basis of above information given, judge the following sentences-
        1.       The company didn’t make progresses this month.
        2.       My friend wants to give you advices.
        3.       This looks like troubles to me.
        4.       The team did works that day.
        5.       How much breads should he bring?
        6.       Her hairs are golden.

 

    •   The above statements can be improved as-
        1.       The company didn’t make much progress this month.
        2.       My friend wants to give you some advice.
        3.       This looks like a lot of trouble to me.
        4.       The team did an hour of work that day.
        5.       How much bread should he bring?
        6.       Her hair is golden,

 

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